New Jersey is in the path of Hurricane Irene. The last time a hurricane actually made landfall in New Jersey was the 1903 Vagabond Hurricane. The mandatory evacuations are underway (NJ OEM) and to my knowledge, it is the first time the Garden State Parkway has instituted contraflow traffic (NJTA, PDF). Below are links to several trackers and GIS resources to keep you up-to-date on the storm.
- NJ OEM – http://www.ready.nj.gov/
For New Jersey, the most official source of information on evacuations, declarations of emergencies, restrictions on travel, etc.
- NOAA’s page on Hurricane Irene – http://www.noaawatch.gov/2011/tc_at09.php
Weather maps and GIS data/services.
- NJ OIT’s Hurricane Irene Map – http://njgin.state.nj.us/oit/gis/OIT_Irene/
Data from state agencies and NOAA for New Jersey
- ESRI Charlotte’s Irene Tracker – ArcGIS.com map
Great mashup of tracking & weather data; radar, wind, storm surge.
- Hurricane Tweet Map – University of Colorado – Boulder
Tweets with specific hashtags are picked up and plotted.
If you have any additional sources for maps or data, please share them in the comments.